Ch.17 - Fundamentals of SpectrophotometryWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Chemical Measurements
Ch.2 - Tools of the Trade
Ch.3 - Experimental Error
Ch.4 + 5 - Statistics, Quality Assurance and Calibration Methods
Ch.6 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.7 - Activity and the Systematic Treatment of Equilibrium
Ch.8 - Monoprotic Acid-Base Equilibria
Ch.9 - Polyprotic Acid-Base Equilibria
Ch.10 - Acid-Base Titrations
Ch.11 - EDTA Titrations
Ch.12 - Advanced Topics in Equilibrium
Ch.13 - Fundamentals of Electrochemistry
Ch.14 - Electrodes and Potentiometry
Ch.15 - Redox Titrations
Ch.16 - Electroanalytical Techniques
Ch.17 - Fundamentals of Spectrophotometry
BONUS: Chemical Kinetics
Properties of Light
Absorption of Light
Measuring Absorbance
Beer's Law
Instrument Components
Mass Spectrometry

Concept #1: Mass Spectrometry allows you to determine the molecular weight of an unknown compound through its vaporization and ionization. 

mass spectrometer involves three primary functions: 

1. The vaporization of your unknown compound M into gas M. 

2. The ionization of gas M into the molecular ion or radical cation. 

3. The detection of all gas ion fragments. 

Analysis of all gaseous ions helps to create a mass spectrum.